Add alternative text to every image.

Every single image you add to your website should have alternative text. If you're using a UIS Drupal template, check to make sure that your thumbnail images in the How this Displays on Other Pages section have alternative text. 

  • Alt text should be succinct and convey the emotion, purpose, and impact of the image.
  • Alt text should be no more than 125 characters.
  • You should not include "Photo of" or "Image of" in your alt text. 

Father Steck holds Jack the Bulldog, surrounded by smiling members of the Georgetown Marching Band

BAD:
Students and Jack the Bulldog

GOOD:
Father Steck holds Jack the Bulldog, surrounded by smiling members of the Georgetown Marching Band

Images should not contain text.

Text included as part of the image is impossible for screenreader users to read. Print media, like flyers and posters, are not accessible and should never be added to your website.

Infographics are permitted, but your alternative text should be very descriptive of the graphic, and it's recommended that you include the same information in text format elsewhere on the page or your website.

If you need help adding a chart, graphic, or visual material, email webaccessibility@georgetown.edu for help.